New Beer Blog Goose Island Oktoberfest


In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into fall seasonal, which is Oktoberfest, from Goose Island Brewery.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this oldest craft brewery in Chicago.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into this Oktoberfest.

It has a clear amber color with a semi constant white head. The aroma has a slight caramel notes. The  taste has a sweet candy like caramel notes. The aftertaste has a dry malty finish that does not last long. It is a pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (

Brewer’s Notes

Brewed in the traditional Märzen style, our Oktoberfest pours a brilliant copper over rose color with a bone white head. Notes of toffee and burnt sugar in the aroma and flavors of sweet dried apricots are delivered in a dry malty body with the mild earthy bitterness that is the hallmark of Hallertau hops.

Recipe Information

  • Style: German-Style Märzen
  • Alcohol by Volume: 6.4%
  • International Bitterness Units: 17
  • Color: Copper
  • Hops: Hallertau
  • Malts: 2-Row, Carapils, Munich 10, C-20, C-40, C-120


Seasonal Release

Cases: 4/6, 2/12 packs,

24 Pack Loose

Kegs: 1/6 & 1/2 bbl

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @gooseisland

Ending, I know my readers know that I am a huge fan of Goose Island.  I became a fan when I lived in the Chicago market for about eight years.  I always look forward to their fall and winter seasonals.  This Oktoberfest did not disappoint me this year.  It is just like last years.  There is many craft breweries that love to change their recipes of their seasonal beers.  This brewery is no different.  I am happy that they kept this one the same from last year’s version.  This is by far best Oktoberfest to me for this season. I love it.  I am not a caramel from candy and ice cream topping.  I have to say I love caramel notes in the beer.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


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